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DIG-IT up! Training course on including digital tools in Youth work, the basics of digital youth work

Training Course

11-16 April 2018 | Ferrara, Italy

The aim of this training course is to provide knowledge and skills and find creative ways on how to combine analog & outdoor activities in youth work with digital tools and apps that are used by youngsters through a hands-on approach and experience.
Adults fear that youngsters lose their time, their contact with the “real” world and social competences while staring into their screens. Many adults have a hard time understanding or appreciating digital skills youngsters have, and their motivation to be constantly online. This often leads adults to ban digital devices during educational activities, closing themselves out from getting to know new digital tools and often getting into conflicts with youngsters. With this TC we are proposing solutions that value the needs of adults and youngsters and support communication between them, by looking for ways where youth workers keep on track with “digital youngsters” and include digital devices into their work: being online as a developmental tool to foster digital creativity. During TC we will work with a wide spectrum of tools and applications to experience creative and fun ways of using them with the focus on digital outdoor activities. The participants are invited to discover the concept of digital youth work and to discuss current realities and challenges we are facing as youth workers working and living in a more and more digitalised world. Participants get prepared to develop their own ideas for new digital activities and projects and share their own experience of working with and using digital tools. Objectives: • Experience popular digital tools that can be used in youth work focusing on outdoor activities, • Discover the concept of digital youth work, • Share experiences and good practices of youth work dealing with digital reality, • Develop creative digital activities and project ideas for youth work, Participant Profile: If you: - are 18 and over, - work with young people using non-formal education methods, - believe that it’s important and pedagogically useful to deal with digital realities in youth work, - want to give your digital skills an upgrade and - start including a digital attitude in your youth work then apply for Dig-it up!

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Training overview


This activity has already happened!

This Training Course is

for 30 participants

from Erasmus+ Youth Programme countries , Partner Countries Neighbouring the EU

and recommended for

Youth workers, Trainers, Youth leaders, Youth project managers, Volunteering mentors

Working language(s):



Italian National Agency for youth sector (ANG) (National Agency)

Contact for questions:

Alessia Cecchini

E-mail: a.villani@agenziagiovani.it


Phone: 0039.06.37591248

Before applying please contact the NA of your residence country to check if it is involved in this concrete project and committed to cover travel costs. NB! Learn about possible participation fee and other relevant rules.


This project is financed by the Erasmus+: Youth in Action Programme. Being selected for this course, all costs (accommodation, travel, visa, etc.) relevant to participation in the course will be covered by the NAs or SALTO involved in this project - except a participation fee which varies from call to call and country to country. Please contact your Erasmus+: Youth in Action NA or relevant regional SALTO to learn more about the financial details, and how to arrange the booking of your travel tickets and the reimbursement of your travel expenses. ( For the NAs and interested SALTOs,the activity is financed within TCA 2017 budget)

Participants are entitled to receive a Youthpass certificate from the organiser, for recognition of their competence development during the activity. Read more about Youthpass:

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